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Job Opening

Parks & Recreation

Looking for a great summer job? The City of Berea Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for Lifeguards at the Berea Swimming Pool. Applicants MUST be 16 years of age or older, possess current American Red Cross Lifesaving and CPR certifications, as well as be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays from Memorial Day through mid-August. If you do not hold these certifications, we can assist you.

Please call Priscilla at 986-9402 for additional information.

Customers of LG&E and KU File Complaint with PSC Asking For Investigation Of Whether Advertising by the Utilities Regarding Anti-Net Metering Legislation Is False Or Misleading

Andrew McDonald

Complaint also seeks determination that monies spent on advertising and lobbyists to push HB 227 cannot be recovered from ratepayers

In a formal complaint filed today, eight customers of LG&E/KU have asked the Public Service Commission to investigate whether the utilities’ advertisements and website misrepresent the facts, contain false or misleading statements, or make unsubstantiated claims regarding House Bill 227, a bill relating to solar net metering that is pending before the Kentucky Senate. Continue reading Customers of LG&E and KU File Complaint with PSC Asking For Investigation Of Whether Advertising by the Utilities Regarding Anti-Net Metering Legislation Is False Or Misleading

Power Outages

As a result of Monday’s snow storm, there were initially 1,400 Berea Municipal Utilities customers without power. BMU crews quickly restored service for most customers, and by Tuesday morning, just two BMU customers reported being without power. Other local residents were not as fortunate. Homes in the Vineyard Subvision, for example, which is served by Bluegrass Energy, were reportedly still without power on Tuesday morning. Report power outages or trees downed on power lines by calling 986-4391.

Grandparents As Parents Conference,


Over 57,000 of Kentucky children live in households headed by grandparents, and more that 12,000 are living with other relatives according to the AARP Foundation. Of those combined numbers, more than 30,000 children have no parent present in the home where they live. The underlying causes include parental drug use, imprisonment and/or illness or death of the parent. The needs of children can seem overwhelming, especially if you are unexpectedly thrust into the role of being their primary caregiver. Continue reading Grandparents As Parents Conference,

Job Opening

Parks & Recreation

The City of Berea is accepting applications for the position of SEASONAL PARKS MAINTENANCE. Applicants MUST be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid KY Driver’s License, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), be able to lift 50 pounds and be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays from March-October. Applications are available online at or may be picked up at Berea Parks & Recreation (8 Pirate Parkway). For questions, please call the Parks & Recreation office at (859) 986-9402. The City of Berea is an Equal Continue reading Job Opening

Rail infrastructure moves the Kentucky economy and must be maintained

Ed Quinn

Each year, two million carloads of freight move on Kentucky’s railways.

Our industry transports more than 59 million tons of freight that originate in Kentucky, while another 36.7 million tons come into the state via rail. That means our Kentucky businesses rely heavily on railroads to transport their materials and finished products – efficiently using just one gallon of fuel to carry a ton of freight for 476 miles. Continue reading Rail infrastructure moves the Kentucky economy and must be maintained

Road Closure

Road Closed

On Friday February 9th Chestnut Street will be closed from 10:00pm until 2:00am, from North Broadway to Mount Vernon Road.

Traffic will be detoured onto Jefferson Street, and we will have officers directing traffic and assisting those who live in the closure area.

Walmart Brings Scan & Go to Berea

As Walmart continues to lead the evolution to make shopping faster and more convenient for customers, the retailer announces Scan & Go technology in the Berea Supercenter. Scan & Go is a concept that saves customers time by allowing them to scan items as they shop in-store and skip the traditional checkout line. 

 Scan & Go is one of the many improvements recently made at the Berea store for area customers. Additionally, the store added more self-checkout registers, with updated software and some with longer belts, making it faster and easier finish your shopping.

Continue reading Walmart Brings Scan & Go to Berea

Extension agent opens NARFE 2018 season

Amanda Sears

Local federal retirees will get a fresh look at spring gardening this Monday. Amanda Sears, horticulture specialist with the Madison Cooperative Extension Office, will be the first speaker for the 2018 season with the local chapter of NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees. Ms. Sears will discuss the many gardening and horticultural services offered by her agency. NARFE will meet Monday, Feb. 12 for lunch at the Smokehouse Grill. Please arrive before noon so you can enjoy your lunch before the business session opens.